The time is drawing nigh

The time is drawing nigh, Even now the day is near

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 3 hymnals

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I
The time is drawing nigh,
Even now the day is near,
When Christ from heaven high
To Judgment shall appear;—
Keep watch, my soul, in fear,
The Judge of men is near.

II
Then kings and princes great,
The rich and poor shall meet;
And high and low estate,
Shall gather round His feet;—
Keep watch, my soul, in fear,
The Judge of men is near.

III
No crafty words shall mar,
Nor sophistry distract;
No parrying counsel jar
With the eternal fact;—
Keep watch, my soul, in fear,
The Judge of men is near.

IV
O Christ, in mercy then,
Forbid my soul should go
With lost and ruined men
Down to the place of woe;—
Keep watch, my soul, in fear,
The Judge of men is near.

Hymns from the East, 1907

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The time is drawing nigh, Even now the day is near
Title: The time is drawing nigh
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.6

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